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Guardian of Earth – Gaian Tarot Card of the Week

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Guardian of Earth


What a lovely card to appear for Thanksgiving week (here in the US).  In another nice bit of synchronicity, I will be writing the text today for the Guardian of Earth.  I love the tender expression on this farmer’s face as he judges whether or not the corn is ripe for harvest.

What have we all tended this past season, dear Readers?  What are we personally harvesting and giving thanks for?

At this writing, I am deep in the midst of writing, rewriting and editing the companion book for the Gaian Tarot, as well as tweaking some of the artwork for the deck when my left brain gets fried with too many words.  So I am still in the tending phase of caring for my garden, yet I am harvesting as well — harvesting the pre-orders that have come in for the Gaian Tarot Limited Edition and celebrating the culmination of this long journey of creation.

When I first posted this card here two years ago, there was a very lively conversation in the comments. It’s fun and illuminating to go back and read those comments now.

I hope everyone who is celebrating Thanksgiving this week has a lovely holiday, and many blessings to all of our global friends as well.  Group Hug!

Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Hecate, Runnymead Conspirator Mon - Nov 23rd 2009 5:10 pm

    One of my all-time favorites.

  • Carolyn Cushing Mon - Nov 23rd 2009 6:42 pm

    Phew, that was an interesting discussion back when the card was first posted. For the past few weeks, I have been working with holding the opposites together: joy and despair, creation and destruction, consolation and desolation, the dark and the light. So this is another reminder that all is mixed together in the great stew of the universe.

  • Pat (Panther) Tue - Nov 24th 2009 8:58 am

    A very synchronous card, as this past week, my husband and I finalized negotiations on the purchase of 155 acres of land in the Kispiox Valley of northern British Columbia. As things unfolded it became clear that the land had chosen us to become the new stewards and caretakers of this piece of Mother Gaia. So much to be thankful for and so many abundant blessings that Spirit has bestowed upon us.

  • Marissa Thu - Nov 26th 2009 2:40 pm

    What a great card for this week! I just wanted to stop by briefly and say HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you, Joanna – and to anyone else who might read this, too (You!)! We ARE Blessed!